Nova Scotia reduces regulatory burden for truck and forestry industries

January 10, 2019

By: The Working Forest Staff

Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations will help make the trucking and forestry industries in Nova Scotia more competitive

Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations will help make the trucking and forestry industries in Nova Scotia more competitive.

“The department has worked with the trucking and forestry industries to identify undue regulatory barriers,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines in a news release.

“Not only do these changes reduce regulatory burden but they will also decrease greenhouse gas emissions by reducing fuel consumption.”

The change allows B-trains – two trailers linked together by a fifth wheel – to travel on additional roads, enabling the movement of more materials at one time.

This configuration reduces damage to roads as the weight is spread out over more axles.

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